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‘I hated it the minute it was finished’: bad body art and regrets in a tattoo removal clinic

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At the temple of regret, you can have your mistakes burned away by a smiling practitioner, if you are willing to pay a hefty fee. I’m at an unremarkable office block near Monument tube station in central London, watch...

My winter of love: We both hated the cold – so we spent the day in bed, drinking piña coladas

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It was not a long love affair; we barely made it to spring. But all through autumn and into winter, we spent every other night together. I am not good at this season. I loathe the cold, the blanched land, the flatness...

Andrew Lloyd Webber says he hated the film Cats so much he bought a dog

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Andrew Lloyd Webber has admitted he hated the 2019 film adaptation of his smash-hit musical Cats so much he bought a dog. The composer has never shied away from expressing his distaste with Tom Hooper’s star-studded a...

Brixton’s Barrier Block: ‘When it went up everyone hated it’

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More than 50 years after it was designed, Southwyck House still looms over Brixton in south London, drawing fascination and dislike in equal measure. Originally council housing, the giant concrete structure with tiny ...

Jesy Nelson on leaving Little Mix: ‘I felt everybody hated me’

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Jesy Nelson is having her photo taken. For the first time in her career, it’s all about her. She is no longer one quarter of the hugely successful girl group Little Mix. Nelson is about to release her first solo singl...

I’ve taken up golf – am I at risk of becoming everything I once hated?

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A while ago I did a show with my friend Rob Beckett, the comedian, and had a look at the world of golf. Rob had been playing a bit and trying to persuade me of the benefits of taking it up. I was unsure. The whole thi...

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at 50: a clunky film that Roald Dahl rightfully hated

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When confirmation landed last month that Warner Bros’ planned prequel to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was officially a go – with Paddington’s Paul King directing and Timothée Chalamet to star as the younger i...

Purists hated Mayweather v Paul but traditional sports can learn from its success

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Some food for thought. Last week, the Guardian’s report on the “special exhibition” between the Hall of Fame boxer Floyd Mayweather and the celebrity YouTuber Logan Paul, was the second most-read story on our entire w...